COVID-19 and Flu Vaccinations
Find out how to book your flu vaccine or first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
See further information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the NHS website.
Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can include:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
You can read more about the symptoms of coronavirus on the NHS website.
- Advice for people at high risk
- Symptoms and what to do
- Changes to COVID-19 testing
- NHS COVID Pass
- Privacy Notice – COVID-19 Clinical Risk Assessment Tool
The NHS COVID Pass
The NHS COVID pass shows evidence of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status or recovery from COVID-19. You may be asked to show your pass when travelling abroad – always check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting.
If you do not have access to these online methods, then you can request a letter to be sent to you by calling 119.
Please note that as a GP practice, we cannot provide letters regarding your vaccination status or recent test results.
You can access the NHS COVID Pass if you have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine recognised in the UK. If you were vaccinated in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, you need to be registered with a GP in England. Different regions in the UK also have their own vaccination status services:
- Northern Ireland – nidirect: COVID certificate for NI residents
- Scotland – NHS Inform: Get a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status
- Wales – Welsh Government: NHS COVID Pass: prove your vaccination status
- Guernsey – GOV.GG: Covid status certificates (vaccine passports)
- Isle of Man – Isle of Man Government: NHS COVID Pass for Isle of Man residents
- Jersey – gov.je: COVID status certification
If you have had one or more of your COVID-19 vaccinations administered overseas, you can have your vaccination details added to your NHS record. You can then generate an NHS COVID Pass if you:
- are registered with a GP in England
- have received one or more of the following vaccines: Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Moderna (Spikevax), Institute of India (Covishield), Bharat Biotech (Covaxin), SinoVac (CoronaVac), Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP).
If you meet these requirements then you can book an appointment to update your vaccination records at a local vaccination centre.
If you cannot access the pass and you need it to travel, then please call 119 in the first instance. You can also access the foreign travel advice information on the gov.uk website: Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or contact the airline you will be flying with.
NHS COVID Pass – Travel abroad
|What you need to get a pass||When you can get a pass|
|At least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved in the UK||Usually within 24 hours of having your vaccination – however it can take up to 5 days for your records to be updated|
|Positive NHS PCR test within the past 6 months||Up to 180 days after taking the test|
This applies to NHS tests sent by post, or done at walk-in sites, drive-through sites or hospitals.
It does not apply to tests done for scientific research or tests by private companies, for example for travel. You cannot get an NHS COVID Pass on the basis of an antibody test, or rapid lateral flow test.
UK armed forces
Members of the UK armed forces need to visit the ‘My health care hub’ on the Defence Gateway (login required) to find out how to get their NHS COVID Pass.